Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for free things to do this weekend? Every week, we'll be posting our picks of weekend events at OPL. Don't forget to follow us on social media @oaklibrary for latest updates!

We love weekends here at OPL. Every week, we post up a small selection of events we think you might find useful or enjoy. You can find the full list of events here. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @oaklibrary! 

For a complete list of all events at OPL, visit: www.oaklandlibrary.org/events
For #BikeMonth events @ OPL, visit our Bike Month blog.


Saturday 5/18:

Making Sense of Medicare

Are you approaching 65? Over 65 already? Or do you have a special condition or disability? If you are eligible for Medicare or care for someone who is, join us for this workshop and get the latest Medicare updates! You will learn about your options and understand the difference between Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplements & Traditional Medicare, and Prescription Drug Plans. Presenter Denise Lombard is a Health, Long Term Care, disability and Life Insurance Specialist with more than a decade of experience helping people find the right health care solution.
Saturday, May 18th - 10 am @ Dimond Branch
For anyone seeking guidance in navigating Medicare


Kamishibai Stories

Enjoy Kamishibai stories on a Japanese-style paper-theater on the back of a bicycle, while you nibble on Japanese treats. All ages welcome. 
Saturday, May 18th - 10:30am @ Rockridge Branch
For all ages!


Chávez Spring Chess Tournament

Registration: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Rounds: 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 PM. Registraton is free to all participants and for all ages. Rated and Non-rated Section (UCSF membership required for rated section). Students grouped by age &/or experience. Time Control G/29 (Quick Chess). Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, email ChavezChessClub@gmail.com or call (510) 535-5620
Saturday, May 18th - 11am @ César E. Chávez Branch
For chess players, lovers, and those curious about the game! All ages.


Telling Temescal Tales. Part II

Come and be among the first group of community members to contribute a story related to the Temescal District that will become part of the legacy of the branch's second century of service to the city. Your story will be included in the Temescal Branch library's Jeff Norman Archive. You'll be able to write whatever you'd like about an experience in the Temescal District, a memory related to the neighborhood or anything about your life if you've spent any time in the neighborhood. The recollections will be curated by long-time area resident Leonora Sea and she will be on hand to help get the recollections down on paper. This is part of story gathering program as part of the recognition of the first year of the second century of service to the community by the Temescal Branch Library.
Saturday, May 18th - 11am @ Temescal Branch
For anyone wanting to take part of Temescal history!


DIY Wood Coasters - Adult Craft

In this workshop you will explore a variety of fun techniques for painting on wood. Turn your creation into a drink coaster that is perfect for your next summer party or BBQ! Presented by GoGo Craft. All instruction and materials are provided. Call (510) 597-5017 or visit the library to register. Space is limited and advance registration is highly recommended. 
Saturday, May 18th - 2pm @ Rockridge Branch
For Makers, DIYers, crafty folks! *This workshop is intended for adults.*




For a full list of events, make sure to check out our events calendar.

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